I know this post is a bout a shooters first straight in skeet, but thought some of my trapshooting friends would like to hear (and see) the results anyway. Mike*(MH*)
Just wanted to congratulate Melissa Barringer (one of the local Victoria County 4-H shooters) who shot her first 25-straight in skeet last night at the Victoria Skeet and Trap Club's "Wednesday night Pot Shoot". Way to go !!! And in keeping with a shooting tradition (at least around here, and I think a lot of other places), we shot her cap up after the event. Well, we shot her dad's cap, Melissa wasn't wearing a cap, but I think she now owes her dad a new cap. LOL
We had 10 shooters line up along the sidewalk (around station 8) and had her dad, Kirk Barringer, toss the cap up over the heads of the shooters (we added a few clay targets so it would fly a little easier), and then everyone did their best to give Melissa a "keepsake" of this special event. Melissa's mom asked me if I would take a couple of pictures of the "shooting" and I told her I would be honored to record the event. Actually, Tammy usually has HER camera with her, but the one night her daughter runs her first straight, the camera didn't make it out to the club. Guess she was lucky a crazy camera guy like myself just "happened" to have a camera at hand. HaHa Hope y'all enjoy the pictures.
The young lady that shot the straight is the 3rd shooter from the left (right besides her twin sister to her right. Both in long pony tails. I think they are sophomores in high school. Their older brother just made the Texas State 4-H shooting team and their father and mother are the leaders of the Victoria County 4-H Shooting Club. Melissa's dad, Kirk, is the man throwing the cap up to be shot (his own cap !!! HaHa)